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Aronian's Chess Comeback

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

Levon Aronian won the third Sinquefield Cup, the second leg of the recently established Grand Chess Tour. The top Armenian grandmaster finished a full point ahead of a group led by the world champion Magnus Carlsen and the U.S. champion Hikaru Nakamura.

Can America Return to Chess Glory?

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 06.05.2016 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

The United States chess team may embark on a journey reminiscent of the golden past. Three extraordinary grandmasters -- Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So -- are rated in the World's Top.

Chess in the Time of War

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

"Wake up," my wife shouted. "We are at war!" A few moments earlier, she met Vladimir Simagin pacing back and forth in the lobby of the Polish hotel i...

A Chess Odyssey

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 05.03.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

One single square can make a big difference in a chess game. It helped me to launch one of my longest combinations against Anatoly Karpov in Caracas 40 years ago.